To match Reuters Life! TRAVEL-LEBANON/
Tourists walk out of a designer shop in downtown Beirut July 16, 2010. The sparkling Mediterranean beckons as you touch down at Beirut airport. Pulsating lights from nightclubs give the capital a joyous, constant rhythm. Glamorous people drive fancy cars. That was Lebanon during the free-wheeling 1960s when Marlon Brando and Brigitte Bardot used to stop by at the Saint Georges yacht club. Lebanon is reliving that glamour in 2010, trying to shed a past marred by civil wars, assassinations and conflict with Israel.
Picture taken July 16, 2010. To match Reuters Life! -LEBANON/ REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir (LEBANON - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY TRAVEL)